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Thanks for all the nice comments.

Bev, I hope they get their hiking in.

I don't have much planned today. I hope to work on my sheep quilt today.

Have a great day.

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Love the cardinals. And good for you on the t-shirts. I have made one t-shirt quilt and enjoyed none of it. Carol

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Julie, love the quilts. That is one spectacular tee shirt quilt.

It looks like the rain should quit Wed some time, so they will hike Wed-Fri instead of Tue-Thur. Not a big problem, just have mom's birthday dinner instead of lunch on Friday. The boys are excited, so they will probably go even if it rains a bit. We didn't bring the tent, just the hammocks and tarps.


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Julie - love the quilts!

Meg - what kind of padded vinyl table cloth do you have? I've never seen one that is padded. I have my MIL's dining room table that I wanted for pinning/basting quilts . I doesn't have any table pads, but I'm looking for something relatively inexpensive.

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Julie, both of those quilts are emoticon ! It looks like your nephew loved his. I especially love the cardinal one.

Carol, since my mom is hand quilting I didn't feel I could do the spray basting and pinning. It needed to be basted well because she is hand quilting. Lucky for me, Jazzercise this morning opened up and made some of the muscles less stiff. I'm going to try the dining room table if I ever have to do it again! Thanks everyone for the ideas.

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I would use a couple of folding tables together to pin quilts. It was still hard on my back but it was better than the floor. I also got too much help from the cats and dogs when on the floor.

These are my quilts I delivered this past weekend.

T-shirt for nephew Pete:
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Pete and his quilt:


My Cardinal Quilt:


I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Have a good day.

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5/22/17 8:29 A

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If the quilt is larger than a twin, I send it out to be quilted. And when I quilt myself, I have figured out how to put very few pins it and no basting. I spray baste the backing lightly and put down the batting, I spray base the batting and put down the top. Then I put pines in strategic places, corners, middle, and a few more. Then I pick up the whole thing and shake it to get it to come together. Then, prior to anything else, I iron it from the back and adjust any pins needing adjusting, also iron from from and smooth everything. This is all I do. When I start quilting on platypus, I roll up the excess. Starting at the top row, I make sure everything is smooth as I go along. Occasionally I have to adjust a pin but this seems to work for me. Fabric is movable and things will adjust as I go along. Haven't had any trouble with simple pinning and basting. Carol

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Amy - This past Thanksgiving we were able to defrost our turkey in one of those dorm sized, under counter beverage fridges. They're pretty cheap and would be a good size for pickles too.

Julie - emoticon

Linda - We turned our pool table into a holiday overflow dining table with an insert and a vinyl cover and use that for basting now. But before that, after doing the 4 hour floor crawl a couple of times, we got a vinyl padded table cloth for the dining room table and started using that instead. The table cover kept the pins from poking the table and let the quilt slide, so when we were done pinning a section, we could move it to get the next section onto the table. It makes the entire basting process much easier.

Bev - So did the overnight hiking trip go or get rained out?

I'm a little frustrated this week. I did everything right, tracked my food, drank all of my water, exercised, stayed in range, and nada, nothing, zip, zilch shown on the scale. I know it's a process but I was feeling good about the saturday morning weigh in and was so disappointed.



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Bev, my mom is going to hand quilt the quilt. Unfortunately, I don't have a long arm but next time, I'm hoping I can go to one of my friends and use their long arm frame. 4 hours on the floor was way too long. This 62 year old body is protesting this morning!

Hoping the rain misses so your husband and grands can enjoy the hiking trip Bev (and you won't have to worry about them).

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Julie, I'm glad some of the family could make it to the interment.

Linda, I always hated crawling around on the floor to pin quilts. I do still quilt small quilts on my domestic machine, but I use my long arm frame to pin them.

Did some shopping for DH and the grands hiking trip. Since I only do day hikes I'm not sure what they would like to eat. So they will just have to eat what I got, or do their own shopping next time. I haven't picked out any clothes either, they can chose those in the morning. Still looks like it may be rained out, and there is still a flash flood alert for the area. Guys don't seem to worry about things like that.

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emoticon Julie!
It was supposed to be nice today but it ended up being overcast and chilly most of the day. I finished block 22 of Solstice block and I got my mom's quilt she embroidered basted and delivered to her to quilt. 4 hours crawling around on the floor have worn me out.

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We made a quick trip to Michigan over the week end. We had my mothers internment ceremony at the grave side on Saturday. Three of my aunts and several cousins were able to come from Ohio and several of my local cousins were there. It was so nice to see everyone.
I delivered my two newest completed quilts this weekend. I will post some pictures once I get them on my computer.

I hope everyone is doing well.

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We made a quick trip to Michigan over the week end. We had my mothers internment ceremony at the grave side on Saturday. Three of my aunts and several cousins were able to come from Ohio and several of my local cousins were there. It was so nice to see everyone.
I delivered my two newest completed quilts this weekend. I will post some pictures once I get them on my computer.

I hope everyone is doing well.

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It has been very cool and rainy here. It doesn't make you want to go out and do much! I have started a twister pumpkin project. I have had one of those rulers for years and never used it. I am still doing lots of cooking and we are considering getting a small refrigerator for the basement. I buy so many fresh veggies that I don't have room to properly defrost a big turkey. We like turkey so I would roast more of them if we had a place to do it. I also like to make refrigerator pickles in the summer and the garlic and dill like to perfume everything else. It would be nice to have a different place to put those two! I would not use the second refrigerator all the time--just for those type of occasions.

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That breeze really means a lot. I think what hurts me as much as the heat is the humidity. The dew point was 76, that is just miserable. It finally started raining about 4 and cooled off.

It is looking more and more like DH and the grands won't be able to do their hiking trip. Rain is forecast for the area and they are currently under a flash flood watch. The river where they would be is known for rising really quickly and I'd feel better if they weren't there sleeping in hammocks. Perhaps they will be happy with just day hikes in the area. Friday is mom's birthday and they had planned to be back for her birthday dinner.

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It is interesting how it seems so much hotter where you are Bev than where I live. Since we live near the coast, we always get a gentle breeze. Well not always, but mostly. Still gets quite hot. Thank goodness for air conditioning. Carol

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For some reason that doesn't surprise me, Carol.

The mayor's office closed early today, so left a thank you message. It was 87 when we finished our hike today. That is just too hot for me, so may have to break out the kayaks (or water hose). Tomorrow if it is cool enough I need to mow grass and trim around the sidewalks. But since we don't have neighbors anymore I guess I could do it at night.

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emoticon Way to go Carol and Bev!

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Bev, that is so funny! Bureaucracy at its best! When you said burn it her hair went up in fire! This reminds me of when I was a young Captain in the AF Reserves assigned to the local AFB. I managed the reserve office part time, took care of their records, made sure they got their assignements, etc. There was a reserve General Officer who was in our unit. He was getting ready to retire so I went to the Public Affairs/Protocal office to let them know so they could set up his retirement ceremony. They took care of all things pertaining to senior officers. The woman there said, oh, that's not our job. "He's just a reservist." I said, he's a general officer and it's your job. This went back and forth for a while. AFter about the fourth time she told me it wasn't her job because "he was just a reservist," I had just about had it. I got up and said, "Well I'm just a reservist and I'm not doing it." And stormed out of the room. Guess who set it up? Not me. Carol

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Daisy, I hate crab grass, too. My mother used to pull it up because she doesn't like to spray. We have Creeping Charlie, almost as bad.

Meg, good luck with the squirrels. I can get you a good recipe for squirrel dumplings.

Pam, is your van a Honda by chance? There was an article on our local news that Honda changed to a soy product to coat their wiring harnesses and the squirrels love it. There is a class action suit against them. How was your trip?

City Hall Update. SUCCESS. She called back this morning while we were hiking and said I don't live in the city, and they no longer provide service to the county. No, we live in the city, neighbor's house is in the county. (his is the last one not annexed into the city) Oh, he will have to contact someone to provide that service. Well, he died before Christmas, so not happening, can you recommend someone we can call. I'm sorry we don't know anyone that does that. Ok, well I guess I will just burn it then. Oh no, there is an ordinance against that. City or county ordinance? I'll contact them and see if they will do one more pick up for you. Thank you. And they did come and pick it up this afternoon. They were closed by the time I got home and saw everything gone, so I'll call her tomorrow and thank her. The city had posted changes to garbage, recycling, and yard trash pick up for the city, but no mention had ever been made about effects on the county. If notices were mailed to the county residents, it went to his son in Delaware so I didn't see it. It just seems since there are 15 houses around the lake, 21 total on the road and his is the only one still in the county they would just go ahead and pick it up. But it is settled now and from now on I'll just pile it in front of my house.

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Bev - good luck, seems like they are to lazy to get out of the truck.

Dog Mom - good luck with the little critters. They ate the wiring harness to our van and it cost us almost $1000 for repair, as only 1 guy at the dealership could do it! Then they ate the gas tank near the fill area. Dang little buggers. It takes a lot of them to make a stew.

Daisy - crab grass is a nightmare, as bad as the dollar weed here in Florida. However the darn dollar weed stays green so when it is dry it looks kind of pretty! LOL

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Bev - I agree with Carol. Post up by the window on Thursday and go outside when you see them coming down the street.

Daisy - Good luck with crab grass removal. That stuff sucks.

I'm getting ready to buy a pellet gun and look up recipes for squirrel stew. The little jerks are ripping up our garden. Going to have to find some solutions this weekend to try to fix the problem.

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Can't wait to hear the outcome Bev. Next time you see the truck, go out in the street and wave it down. I would be on the lookout all day today for it. Carol

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Enjoy your tussle with City Hall Bev! Sounds like one hand doesn't know what the other is doing!!!
It was so hot and windy here yesterday! We were very lucky we didn't get any of the major storms but the dirt that was flying caused major problems on some major roads. I have to get out there this morning and water my flowers before it gets warm.

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CRAB GRASS! I will never put off doing it so late again... On the upside, I'm halfway done with sewing the large flag to it's frame. It was a challenge to figure out how to attach it without ruining it forever and still respect our national flag.

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Youngest grand had his classroom award presentation this morning. Since he had all As all year he got "excellent" in every subject. When his teacher called him to the front of the class she called him "Jr Professor". DH asked him what he had done to earn that title, he quickly replied "gave all the right answers". He does have a quick wit.

And of course the mayor's office called back just as the presentation was starting. The service is so bad in the school the call dropped, but they called back as we were leaving the building. She asked why I called, I asked about yard waste pick up. She said Waste Away no longer picks up, the city is doing it now, and asked where I lived. I told her Mountainview Lake Road. She said let me check Mountainview Road. No, Mountainview Lake Road, they are different. Ok, Mountainview Lake Road, your garbage pick up is on Thursday. Yes, I know, but this is yard waste, not garbage. Let me check. Yard waste is Thursday also. Ok, this has been on the curb for over 30 days, I have seen the truck come by and they don't pick up anything. Is the mail box in the way? No. Is there an obstruction in the way? No. Do you know the address? Really? I've seen the truck come by several times, but they have not picked up anything. I'll check on it and see what I can do.

It may really get interesting when she figures out that all houses on our street are in the city limits ... except my neighbor who never annexed in. But, his driveway crosses my property, and the waste is actually on my property even though it is by his driveway. emoticon Is it mean of me to be enjoying this so much?

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We were up into the 80's yesterday. Today may be a bit stormy but we have nothing needing to be done today.

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Julie - I know I'm late to the party, but I love the lamb quilt block! You've got such a great eye for developing realistic fabric art.

Bev - I'm so sorry to hear about the lack of response from your local officials. If you've got time, I'd definitely head over to somebody's office and start knocking on the door. That's ridiculous that they don't answer the phone.

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cleaning up your neighbors yard is very kind. Hope you get some local support. We're headed to our church this weekend to repair a sprinkler system and replant some beds. yeha! spring work seems like it's never going to end this year...

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Sometimes it amazes me how difficult simple things can be. I have been working on cleaning up the planting areas in my neighbor's yard. The limbs and items have been piling up on the curb and it has been over a month since the city has picked up. So I call the utility board, and I call, and I call. Finally got someone, they don't have anything to do with the service, they just handle the billing, gotta call city hall. So I call city hall, nope, gotta call the mayor's office. So I call, and I call, and finally I get through at 4:25. Office closes at 4:30, so of course I get to leave a voice mail. Why can't you just call and ask, why ain't you pickin up anymore? With my luck they will call me back at 9 tomorrow morning while I'm at the grand's awards ceremony.

Oh, well. It was a beautiful day. Got up to 92 and was breezy so it felt cooler. I still stayed inside and did some sewing this afternoon.

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Thanks for the comments on my quilt block.

Not to much going on around here today. We had some storms come through last night aso things are a little wet.

Have a good day.

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Excellent job Julie. It looks so realistic.

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Very pretty Julie!

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Beautiful!

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That is beautiful, Julie!

I'm not getting much quilting done, but my yard is certainly looking much better. It was just to beautiful a day to stay inside. Kelly came over to do her laundry and joined me for dinner. We had a nice visit. Tomorrow I'll get back in the sewing room.

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Very nice Julie! Carol

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We had a nice weekend but didn't do much- watched the lambs play, worked on my quilt block and did some spinning. We are going to introduce the moms and lambs back into the main flock, it will be crazy at first for the lambs because there will be 11 sheep to find mom out of.

I am going to start sewing my quilt block. I plan on sewing it like I was quilting it to keep all the small pieces in place.

I plan on putting blue and green rail fence blocks around the picture,

Have a good day.

Julie

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And to you, too, Julie.

Today was a true rest day for me. Called my mom, the girls came over, and DH took me to dinner. It was nice to have a day with nothing to do.

DH goes back to work tomorrow, so I will get back in the sewing room to finish the binding on the puppy quilt and start repairs on my great grand mother's quilt. It is supposed to be in the 90's the rest of the week, so it will feel good to stay inside.

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Happy Mothers Day.

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It must be fun to watch the lambs play. Just like puppies or kittens. So cute! Eating oatmeal and drinking coffee. Getting ready for church and brunch at the Club. Carol

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My grandmother had moss rose, too. Bet they are the same. have fun in Oregon. I have never been there, but hear it is beautiful.

I mailed my mother's Mother's day card at the hotel desk on Tuesday. It still hasn't been delivered. That doesn't make me really happy. She laughed about it, maybe it will get there Monday.





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I leave tomorrow for a week-long business trip to Oregon, so I was preparing for that. DH and I did plant flowers in a flower box that sits on our deck railing. I planted portulaca. My mom always called them moss roses.

Happy Mother's Day to all!

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I had a nice day. I watched the lambs play and helped with chores. I also worked on my newest quilt project. I almost have the center block completed.

Have a good evening.

Julie

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The doctor I liked had moved, but he will be back the end of the month. So then I can schedule.

We had a wonderful 3 days of hiking, but today it was rainy as we came home. Saw some lovely lightening and drove through really heavy rain. It is always nice to be home. All the kids came over for pizza dinner since we missed breakfast dinner night last night.



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I have had 3 colonoscopies and they are much easier now with the prep than they used to be. You don't have to drink a gallon of watered down lemon flavored yuck. I look forward to the next one, knowing that I won't have to do it again for 5 years. I have had polyps removed so it is a good thing. And Hubbys father had colon cancer and so easily preventable. It's a beautiful day here on the Emerald Coast! I need to pay some bills and then on to sewing! Yippee! Carol

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Bev--your trip has been so inspirational for me! I enjoy hearing about it and admire how active you are. Yes, don't put off the colonoscopy. I delayed my first (only had one) for many years and a polyp was found as well as the reason for other issues (not cancer). Because of those other issues, the recovery was difficult for me, but peace of mind is worth the price and I will have another one at the 5 year mark. My grandmother died of colon cancer.

Linda so glad the colonoscopy went well for you and that you are looking forward to starting a modified BLE plan.

Not all that much going on here. Warmer weather is returning to our area. Hubby is getting the garden prepped for planting. We will probably buy plants this weekend. There is a fun little quilt shop near the place where we buy them. I'm making some progress on my next quilt and taking nice outdoor walks.

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Bev, don't let it go. I have a friend who let hers go and is now fighting colon cancer! The colonoscopy is no big deal it's just the prep and I guess if it catches it early, I can live through it once every 5 years. And, yep 3 pounds of that 5 is already back! Linda

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Linda, too bad that 5 pounds won't stay off. Glad everything is fine. I am way past my 5 year check up.

Today we had an adventure on the way to our afternoon hike. A tree fell across the road and barely missed a car. The root ball was still up on a rock ledge and the top was on the ground. all the guys managed to get it off the ledge and on the ground when the rangers showed up with a chain saw and cut it in pieces and tossed it in the river.



There have been trees down on almost every trail we hiked. The weather has been really rough in the Smokey Mountains.

Tomorrow there are supposed to be thunderstorms most of the day, so we will not hike before we head home. Then we can get Meena out of her canine jail a day early. I'll post blogs about our adventures when we get home.

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Bev, love your hiking pictures. Looks like you are having a great time!

Had my colonoscopy this morning. Everything is all clear and I'm good for another 5 years. It's always a worry since my dad had and died from colon cancer. Unfortunately for us, my hubby's dad also did. I took off 5 pounds yesterday with the prep and I'm sure it won't all stay off but I'm staying on track with my modified BLE and hope to keep at least a couple off. It really is true that if you don't eat the sugar, you don't crave it one bit. I'm not allowed to drive today so when I get done on here and with paying bills, I plan to go to the sewing room! That's not too strenuous! If hubby is busy at shop and I'm not woozy, I may ride back with him to work after he comes home for lunch.

On Saturday for Mother's Day, My daughter, Granddaughter and myself usually do the Komen Race for the Cure in Peoria and we have already gotten our t-shirts but we are going to go the other direction and go to an Herb Show about 35 miles away and also to the quilt shop up there.

Julie, looks like your sheep are keeping you busy.
Have a great Thursday all! Linda

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Julie, sounds like another good year for your sheep.

Today was quite warm, but we rode our bikes around Cades Cove, then hiked the Abram's Falls Trail. I probably should have cut the hike short, got a bit over heated. But some fluids and air conditioning and I'm fine now. Tomorrow we are gonna hike 2 easy trails.


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Enjoy your trips. We are going to the quilt shop in Fennimore, WI.

We had a set of triplets born yesterday, so our ewes have all had their babies. We needed up with 11 lambs from 5 ewes. Six boys and 5 girls. They are so cute. We should have them all back into the flock by the time we head to Michigan for a long weekend.

Not to much planned for today. I have quartet practice this evening. Not sure how much music will get played, since we haven't seen Connie since DEC.

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Enjoying 5 days on the OR coast. Catching up on a whole lot of sewing that's been MIA since I started working back in Sept.
I've been very fortunate on several levels. The sun has been shining. I've gotten both AM & PM walks on the beach. Also, enjoyed a couple of days w/ DH & adult son who left today.

Found out Sat. that I'm low on iron. Working on adding items into my eating to boost that naturally. -- Still having health issues w/ the "change". (Wish it would just get it over with!)
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This morning we hiked 8.5 miles mostly on the Little River Trail. There are several trails closed due to the fire last year, and the recent weather. There are a lot of trees down and partial wash outs. Before our hike we stopped by the Sugarland Visitor Center and I got my Senior Citizen Park Pass before they go up.


Stopped at the Apple Tree Cafe for lunch and had a grilled chicken salad with sweet potato fries. Then after a short rest we got out the bikes and rode the bike trail near the hotel. Tomorrow Cades Cove is open only for bikes and hikers from sunrise till 10am, so we will be getting up early.

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Julie--which shop are you going to?
I have just been getting caught up with day to day things here. I did listen to a webinar today given by a dietician on bone health. It was interesting. She stressed the importance of diet along with exercise throughout life. She said if you are trying to loose weight, aim for at least 12 K/day. An active person gets at least 8.5K/day. Sedentary is 5.5K or less. She also talked about the need for weight/resistance training to keep the muscles strong to give the bones support. She also talked about Vit. D being needed along with calcium. Of course, her discussion on calcium sources was interesting.

Not too much going on here. I am just waiting for warmer temperatures to hit our area. The blossoms on the trees are beautiful now, and they are lasting longer with the cooler weather.

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Have fun Bev.

We are washing our last two breeds of wool needed for our 10 breed study needed for our home work. Now we need to card and spin the wool.

We are planning a trip to a really nice quilt shop about an hour from here on Friday. I got my pattern completed for my sheep quilt and need to get fabric now.

Have a good day everyone.

Julie

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DH was feeling considerably better today, so we are in Townsend TN to do some biking and hiking. Weren't sure he would feel like it, but he thinks he can make it. Tomorrow we will hike, then on Wed they close Cade's Cove to car traffic till 10, so we will ride our bikes then. After that it will depend on how he is feeling. I'll post some pictures every evening when I get the chance.

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